After providing the album photography for Minneapolis rapper Muja Messiah's album "God Kissed It the Devil Missed It," it only made sense for Drastic, a Los Angeles-based multi-media film company, to expand the visual collaboration to motion. Appropriately, it took place in Muja Messiah and director Adam Stanzak's home state. After recruiting cinematographer Michael Paredes, the two followed Muja around his old stomping grounds to shoot "Northside Nightmares." Shining a spotlight on issues presently in hoods across America, from drugs to gang violence to systemic deprivation, Muja's authentic depiction of his hometown is nothing short of shrewd. 
"People are afraid of the Northside for no reason at all. The Northside isn't a warzone, 
there's babies growing up in those neighborhoods and the only nightmare is the systematic depression from day 1 and that is the Northside Nightmares. The passion and the presence of the Northside is what creates the empowerment of the people organizing the community despite the confusion."  -Muja
"Coming back home to shoot Northside Nightmares was a proud experience. 
Now to have the project debut in the MSPIFF, it's a dream come true." -Adam Stanzak
"I'm honored and humbled to have Northside Nightmares screening at the MSPIFF after all the hard work the team and myself put into making this film drastic." -Michael Paredes
Everyone involved in the production is extremely pleased to have the project selected for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. The video will screen at Amsterdam Bar & Grill in St. Paul, Saturday April 11 at 7pm.
There will be a special guest list gallery gathering presente by Villa Rosa Music fans after the video screening.  Those who wish to attend must RSVP to 

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